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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sylo88, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. sylo88

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    ...If the G1 had a virtual on screen keyboard for when it's not slid up. Who would like that?
     

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    In general, I despise virtual keyboards. But, that said, there have been times where it would have been nice to be able to send a quick txt or enter a quick search without having to open the real keyboard. So, I could sort of get behind a simple virtual keyboard. It wouldn't be a substitute for the real keyboard, it'd just be for quick and dirty text entry. I'd say "just letters, dot, comma, space, backspace and enter, no digits and no other punctuation/etc."
     
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    Yeah, that will be nice when they add a virtual keyboard. Sometimes I don't feel like opening it up.

    Once it does have support for it I'm sure we'll see more Android phones.
     
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    I don't really want a virtual keyboard, but I DO want a virtual keypad.

    When in calls that want you to "press 1 or this, press 2 for that" it's kinda awkward to open the keyboard and press the tiny buttons. Also, the keyboard seems to "sleep" and the first press just wakes it up.

    A virtual keypad-dial pad available during calls would be great for these "Press1, Press2" situations. There's nothing else really on the screen during a phone call anyway.
     
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    Uh... there IS a virtual keypad. When you make your call, after it connects, there's a little tab at the bottom of the screen with a "5" on it. Click on that. There you go.

    I just wish you could use that virtual keypad for T-9 style txt message creation when you don't want to open up the keyboard.
     
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    I don't think that would actually be very hard to write. Nice Idea.
     
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    I for one hate a virtual keyboard, that's why I got rid of my IPhone. But that's just me.
     
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    hey man, nobody's going to force you to use it.
    i don't particularly like them either, but i do like options.
     
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